Safest Ways to Use Fluoride in Your Babies and Children

Using fluoride toothpaste on babies, even as teeth are first appearing, is key to stopping cavities from forming, researchers say. Do you know the latest recommendations for preventing tooth decay in your children as their teeth come in, and fall out? Find practical tips to using fluoride safely to keep their teeth strong.

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Your Essential Guide to Getting New Dentures

Do you need dentures? Deciding on and getting dentures can be a complicated, long process. Much depends on the current state of your teeth, so it’s a decision best made in consultation with your dentist. But, there are things you should know about opting for dentures before you make your choice. “Getting and caring for … Read More

Do You Worry About Mercury in Your Silver Dental Fillings?

You probably don’t give much thought to a filling once it’s been placed in your tooth. But there are some who question the safety of silver fillings, also known as dental amalgam. Currently, there are millions of amalgam dental fillings in use, and they continue to be placed in dental schools, clinics and hospitals all … Read More

How to Choose the Best Toothpaste for You

Ever find yourself staring at all the colorful boxes of toothpaste on a store shelf wondering which one is best for you? Well, here are some tips to help you make better-informed toothpaste decisions. When you’re looking for a  toothpaste, you’ll find they make various claims about cavity protection, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar, whitening and … Read More

Could You Be Ruining Your Teeth With These 5 Bad Habits?

Every day, we do things that can damage our teeth. So, we asked dental expert Hadie Rifai, DDS, to advise us. What should we avoid? What day-to-day habits do we need to change to protect our  teeth throughout the day? Not surprisingly, there are foods and drinks that pose some of the biggest threats to … Read More

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Is Oil-Pulling Your Best Choice for Dental Health?

With endorsements coming from celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, you might find it tempting to try oil-pulling – an Indian folk practice that is the latest homeopathic craze. Oil-pulling is swishing a teaspoon of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes every day, then spitting it out. The traditional oil to use is sesame. But many … Read More

6 Reasons to See Your Dentist

Contributor: Todd Coy, DMD, Section Head of Cleveland Clinic’s Dentistry Program Problems in your mouth are often temporary, like bad breath from spicy food or mouth sores and blisters from eating pizza topped with scalding hot cheese. While these are nothing to fret about, there are changes in your mouth that should cause concern. You … Read More